Coverbild Rinus van de Velde
Rinus van de Velde
Selected Works
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Graphic Design: Ron Reuman
Texts by: Frederik Willem Daem, Koen Sels & Phillippe Van Cauteren
German, English
January 2015 , 148 Pages
298mm x 253mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3977-1
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| Immerse yourself in a drawn, alternative world: Rinus van de Velde’s artistic universe
At first glance, the detailed works by Rinus van de Velde (*1983 in Leuven) seem to be autobiographical. His large-format coal drawings are based on photographs he has taken himself, in most cases feature the artist, and they appear to document occurrences in his own life that are in part mundane, in part absurd. At the same time, the striking works are always imbued with a certain melancholy. Yet the long, descriptive subtitles of the enormous narrative drawings expose the meticulously recorded and drawn situations as experiences had by fictional characters: we see alter egos, often historical figures, in whose lives Rinus van de Velde slips for the stagings that he elaborately recreates in his studio—in the final analysis, what they stand for are thoroughly romantic attempts by the Belgian artist to create a fictional biography—a content, substitute world—by means of these illusions.
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